Policy Options to Promote Medicare Sustainability

Key Resources

(listed chronologically, beginning with most recent) 

“The Facts About Medicare Spending.” KFF. April 2022. Available here 

“Putting Medicare Solvency Projections into Perspective.” Jacobson, G., Gustafsson, L. The Commonwealth Fund. September 1, 2021. Available here. 

“Medicare Solvency Roundtable: Insights from Leading Experts to Keep Medicare on Solid Financial Ground.” Garrett, B., Shartzer, A., Arnos, D. Urban Institute. August 2021. Available here 

“Health Policy Handbook, Chapter 2: Coverage.” Rawal, P., Whitlock, R. Alliance for Health Policy. July 20, 2021. Available here. 

“The Cost of Waiting to Act on Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund.” Wu, K., Akabas, S., Hoagland, G.W., et al. Bipartisan Policy Center. June 2021. Available here. 

“Any Medicare Solvency Effort Must Include Advancing Health Equity.” Enekwechi, A. The Commonwealth Fund. January 28, 2021. Available here. 

“Options for Extending Medicare’s Trust Fund: The Commonwealth Fund Solvency Series.” Jacobson, G., Gustafsson, L. The Commonwealth Fund. January 28, 2021. Available here. 

“Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund.” Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. 2021. Available here. 

“Medicare Financial Outlook: What Do Trust Fund Solvency Projections Mean?” Komisar, H. AARP. May 7, 2020. Available here. 

“Setting Medicare on a Fiscally Sustainable Path for Future Generations.” Arnold Ventures. Available here. 

Additional Resources

(listed chronologically, beginning with most recent) 

“The Hospital Insurance Trust Fund and the Future of Medicare Financing.” United States Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth. February 2, 2022. Available here. 

“Medicare: Insolvency Projections.” Congressional Research Service. October 25, 2021. Available here. 

“Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy.” MedPAC. March 2022. Available here. 

“Three Myths About Healthcare Reform.” The Concord Coalition. February 28, 2022. Available here 

“Washington Can No Longer Ignore the Coming Medicare Crisis.” Moffit, R. The Heritage Foundation. March 5, 2021. Available here. 

“Three Ways to Lower Health Care Costs.” Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. February 23, 2021. Available here. 

“5 Ways to Reform Health Care in 2021.” Collette, R. Arnold Ventures. January 17, 2021. Available here. 

“Arnold Ventures’ Statement on Medicare Trustees Report.” Arnold Ventures. January 9, 2021. Available here. 

“The Coming Crisis for the Medicare Trust Fund.” Muhlestein, D. Health Affairs. December 15, 2020. Available here. 

“Putting People First by Strengthening Medicare for the Future: Promising Payment and Delivery System Innovations in Medicare.” Komisar, H., Lind, K., Noel-Miller, C. AARP Public Policy Institute. October 20, 2020. Available here 

“COVID-19 is Accelerating the Medicare Trust Fund’s Dive Toward Insolvency.” Jacobson, G. STAT. September 3, 2020. Available here. 

“The Outlook for Major Federal Trust Funds: 2020 to 2030.” Congressional Budget Office. September 2020. Available here. 

“Medicare’ Long-Term Sustainability Challenge.” American Academy of Actuaries. May 2020. Available here. 

“Will COVID-19 Bankrupt Medicare?” Antos, J., Capretta, J. American Enterprise Institute. April 22, 2020. Available here. 

“Medicare’s Financial Condition: Beyond Actuarial Balance.” American Academy of Actuaries. April 2020. Available here. 

“The Facts on Medicare Spending and Financing.” Cubanski, J., Neuman, T., Freed, M. Kaiser Family Foundation. August 2019. Available here. 

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